Where to you set the smart host on a SBS 2008 server

I went in to the exchange management console and could find the smart host it is using to send on. Where is it?
LVL 15
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:

You would do this via the SBS Console.

Open the SBS console
In the Getting Started Tasks you have an option for configure a Smart Host for Internet e-mail.

If you can't see it here then go to the Networking Tab
Click the Connectivity sub tab
You will see the wizard at the bottom of the list.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
There is no difference between configuring this through EMC or SBS console.
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Correct, but the SBS Console is there for ease of use.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
And its really really tacky to try steal a question another user has successfully answered which your aware of.

I would never do that, then again people are different.
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
This is one of the reasons I don't like links. The link to the TechNet article is for Exchange 2010 and it doesn't tell you where to find the edge connector.

The SBS Console says it is configured but when you click on it the wizard starts and I do not want to change anything.

How does Exchange send email. Is it a smart host and if so when can I find it in EMC?
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
If you're smart host says configured in the SBS Console then it has been configured with the settings that you've previously entered.

You can double check the Smart Host in the EMC by going to:
Organization Configuration> Hub Transport> Send Connector Tab> double click the 'Windows SBS Internet Send SERVERNAME' connector.
Click the network tab.  

Check to see if the 'route email through the following smart hosts' is selected and check the entry.

You're exchange sever will send all external email via your smart host.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:

Open EMC and through organization configuration -> hug transport -> send connectors it can be set here.

I also think you should be sending and receiving through an external mail provider like mimecast, cryptolocker and regen come in spam, cutting out spam is the biggest security threat in IT right now.

Exchange sends email by sending through whatever mailserver you set it to do so.
Every ISP has a smart host so alot of people who wont invest in an outsourced mail provider like mimecast use this.
It really is not a great solution.

For example call your isp and get the details for the smart host server ip, username and pw.
or get an outsourced mailservice for sending and receiving through.

create a send connector as instructed above with the details of the isp or outsource provider, this will give you the ability to send mail securely over the internet.

Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
thanks for the solution mate, have a look at the DNS query article i posted in the solutions i provided under my profile. I think you should heed this advice. Do not send and receive email over the internet directly in todays age.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.